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   Posted 9/22/2008 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
does anyone else here feel like they get random episodes of like low blood sugar spells during the day at all??? i know my blood sugar is not low but it feels really scary like shakey and weak (faint feeling), lightheaded, out of it and like i need to eat.  usually this will just be only a couple hours after i have just eaten?  they say it is anxiety but i do not always feel anxious when it happens!! it really feels horrible and i cannot really function too well when it is happening, i defiinately cannot concentrate i feel too sick..

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   Posted 9/22/2008 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
After eating certain foods i do some times feel shaking and lightheaded, but i think for me it has more to do with the preservatives that are in the foods we eat. people who are anxious are more prone to the side effects that are in the foods we eat. For example, i always feel lightheaded after i eat chinese food, i think it has something to do with the MSG they put in it. Maybe you should keep a journal of the things that you eat for a while and see which foods you notice make you the most anxious after. hope this helps
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   Posted 9/22/2008 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like my hyperthyroid problem which doesn't help my anxiety. Luckily my thyroid seems to go through cycles, suck to feel like that every day.

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   Posted 9/22/2008 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks but it feels more like i need to eat... it is horrible

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   Posted 9/22/2008 11:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I get this all the time and have for as long as I can remember.  My doctor told me I had a mild form of hypoglycemia, and to just have something sugary and sit down for a bit and it will get better.  I tend to get very shaky, weak, eyesight is affected and I just feel like I'm going to pass out...I never have, just felt like it.  I've learned to just make sure I'm eating something every couple of hours and it stays under control.  You should get yourself checked out with the doctor just to be sure though.

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   Posted Yesterday 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
You can eat 4-5 small meals throught the day and see if that helps.
Also make sure you stay away from most sugars.

I used to feel exactly this way as well. I was always feeling faint or like i had low bllod sugar. Always keep almonds on you, they work wonders when you get one of these spells
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   Posted Yesterday 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel exactly like this sometimes too...
peacesoul is right. Once I started eating more frequently (not more food in general, but small meals throughout the day), I started feeling less weak. another food that i found which helps are those fruitbars (the real fruit kind - i think they have 2 servings of fruit in them). they relaly do the trick if ive neglected to eat throughout the day.

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   Posted Yesterday 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hypoglycemia for sure! Those are all the symptoms. My whole family is very hypoglycemic (excepting my pop) and
if we don't eat some kind of protein every few hours we feel week, pasty-faced, shaky, nauteous and like fainting.
My mom, in fact, fainted in front of a Petco just a month and a half ago, they took her to the hospital. We found out
she ate Carrot Cake for breakfast, had a diet coke for lunch and it was a full on hypoglycemic attack. She couldn't
get up or anything, but was perfectly fine after they got electrolytes in her and gave her oxygen. The test for Hypoglycemia
is a 5 hour glucose tolerance test where every hour they draw blood from you. You don't eat during the whole time. I had
this about 20 years ago and by the end of it I was close to passed out and just wanted chocolate (which I ate, but should
have had a good meal with protein). I always carry dry roasted almonds in my car or any kind of snack will do, but it's
good to have something everywhere you will be that you can eat if you start to feel that way. It's definitely easy to live
with as long as you keep your snackies close at hand and eat protein (not sugar) when you feel faint and shaky, etc.
Hope this helps! :o)

~ Julie
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